Emerging Companies

GreeneHurlocker’s Emerging Companies team helps startups in Virginia and across the mid-Atlantic tackle the range of issues they encounter when launching and scaling a business.


We believe in the importance of creating and fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems and enjoy the opportunity to help our clients move through that ecosystem in their early and maturing stages.


Our lawyers have significant experience representing emerging companies at different stages of their growth. We work closely with our clients and their leadership teams as trusted advisors who have seen and addressed the range of risks and opportunities startups face.

Some of the ways in which we help our clients include:

  • Advising on choosing the right entity structure 
  • Developing key organizational documents, which may include operating agreements, bylaws, shareholder agreements, and founder agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contract on both “everyday” and unique business opportunities
  • Negotiating capital raises with venture capital and angel investors
  • Securing debt financing
  • Documenting independent contractor arrangements
  • Protecting intellectual property 
  • Handling employment concerns
  • Assisting with acquisitions 


These services, among others provided by GreeneHurlocker for emerging companies, are delivered with the practical business and strategic objectives of your business in mind. We deliver value to our clients through a lean, efficient service delivery model that leverages the significant “big firm” experience of our lawyers.


Connecting Startups and Founders with Outside Resources

From investors to additional professional support, we help connect our clients to resources that help address the multifaceted challenges they face. Our attorneys are active members of the growing startup community in Virginia, and support various startup-focused groups in Richmond, central and western Virginia and throughout the state, which allows us to stay at the forefront of trends and developments in the startup ecosystem.


Serving Emerging Companies in a Variety of Industries

Our team has experience working with startups in a range of industries, including technology, agriculture, and renewable energy, to name a few.


Relationships with Investors

We work to maintain active relationships with venture capital and other investors so that we can help startups gain access to capital they need to grow.